In America, knee pain is a very common condition doctors have to face. The frequency of knee pain in the United States is roughly 19%, with the number gradually increasing with age. And as the US population increasingly ages, doctor-diagnosed arthritis will continue to increase in the coming decades. According to arthritis.org, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints (arthritis).
Osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body since it involves the cartilage thinning and eventually breaking down. Cartilage cushions the joints where two bones, meaning osteoarthritis affects more than your knees and affects the joints in your hands, hips, and spine. Usually, treating and managing knee pain tends to begin with traditional methods, like rest, pain medication, or physical therapy.
Even though these types of traditional care can help relieve pain, many cases of persistent knee pain will lead to invasive surgery. Knee replacement surgery comes with serious risks and complications but is often the only option given to most patients as a treatment method for those dealing with major arthritis or injured knee joints. Surgical options range from knee surgery to a complete replacement of the knee.
Recent studies have shown that the majority of these surgeries are not 100% successful and there is a chance of the pain and discomfort resurfacing. Knee replacement surgery can be extremely stressful, and patients have a risk of toxic artificial particles following into the bloodstream. Besides this, surgeries are also followed by months of painful healing to build strength and mobility back after the surgery. Surgeries could also boost the degeneration process, which can lead to or make osteoarthritis worse.
Surgery should always be a last resort, especially when clinics like Central Coast Regenerative Medicine in San Luis Obispo have several patients with painful arthritis problems through stem cell treatment for knees. Regenerative Medicine has helped our patients be able to continue to do the things they love without being troubled by pain. Our patients have seen some amazing results, even in complicated knee injury cases and complete ligament and muscle tears.
At Central Coast Regenerative Medicine, our patients experience little to no downtime following the treatment and can easily continue their daily routine. You might be an ideal candidate for a stem cell treatment for knees if you have chronic knee problems due to past injuries or some sort of joint deterioration disease. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you, give us a call at (805) 250-4450 to set up a consultation and get started on changing your life!